A new March playlist full of awesome songs to share with you! I have had a lot of great new music to listen to soon, so let’s get right into the new playlist…
“Nostalgic” by Kelly Clarkson. I am starting off this playlist with what could be my favourite of the selections this month. I have always been a fan of Kelly Clarkson’s music throughout her career, and was pleasantly surprised with the number of songs off her new album Piece By Piece that I took a liking to. Rising about the rest I found “Nostalgic” to be my favourite from the album and just feel that it really brings out her talent as she is able to sing about some raw emotion in a relatively upbeat pop song. This song reminded me of her older releases, which I am a bigger fan of in comparison to the music released in the past years. Good tunes on this new album, but I highly recommend giving this one a listen if all you have heard so far is “Heartbeat Song”.
“I Want You To Know” by Zedd featuring Selena Gomez. A powerhouse combo of Selena’s vocals over top of Zedd’s beats was bound to be a hit. If you are a fan of them both separately, then there is just about no reason for you to not like this song. It is bound to be overplayed on the radio in no time at all, so I am going to overplay it on my own before that happens. There isn’t much more to say about this one, it’s just a good song.
“Don’t Kill The Fun” by Sevyn Streeter featuring Chris Brown. This may come as a surprise to you, just as much as it did to myself. I think I listened to this song, was not the biggest fan of it, watched the music video, listened to the song again, eventually decided to put it on my iPhone, and I never looked back. This upbeat R&B track still has a pop sounding base to it, and just sounds like a lot of fun. It sounds like something Ciara would release, but with Sevyn’s leading vocals and background vocals and verse from Chris Brown. I will roll my eyes at the fact that he got denied entry into Canada, but sometimes his vocals on tracks just make them that much better! At times it sounds like this song has too much going on at once, but I got past that and really just enjoy listening to this one now, and that is why it made this month’s playlist.
“Novacaine” by Night Terrors of 1927. I finally decided to check out the full album from Night Terrors of 1927 and fell in love with a few of the tracks. I am giving runner up to “Always Take You Back” because I really wanted to mention that song in this blog post as well, but I am giving “Novacaine” the spotlight due to slightly more play counts. This is a super heartbreaking, yet incredibly soft and sweet song that I just cannot stop listening to! I don’t know what to compare this song to, so if any of you can think of a band or another song, please let me know. I did find out that the lead singer did the lead vocals in the band The Honorary Title, which I used to be a fan of, but the two bands still have different sounds to them.
“Someone New” by Hozier. A song that has reached the radio now and will likely become as popular as his first release, “Take Me To Church”, this new song has a completely different mood set from the first single. “Someone New” is a very chilled out happy song about falling in love with someone new each and every day. This is the perfect example of a lazy Sunday song, being the song that you can have playing in the background and find relaxation while listening to it. I thought this playlist was very deserving of a nice lazy Sunday song. The vocals match the jazz-like instruments perfectly, and definitely opens up my eyes more about Hozier and makes me want to hear more of his music that closely resembles this track, like his track “From Eden”.
“I Really Like You” by Carly Rae Jepsen. I am ending this playlist with something that I never thought I would put in this playlist. I saw that there was a new release from the girl I have decided to call Carly Rae JepJep for some weird reason (inside joke with my sister maybe?) and let out a deep sigh. I was a fan of her music, but it got massively overplayed when her previous singles got released. I gave this new single a listen and thought it was catchy, but was not crazy about it. But then the music video happened. Tom Hanks walking through the video lip-syncing the lyrics, later joined by Carly herself, and then a surprise cameo from cleaned up Justin Bieber in the dance sequence at the end. I hate to admit it now, but this song is so incredibly catchy and I can’t help but want to dance every single time I hear it now. Give the music video a watch if you haven’t seen it yet!